When You Need to Know

Exponent provides independent, data-driven expertise for technical, scientific, and engineering disputes.

Rigorous, Unbiased, Independent Evaluations and Analysis

Exponent provides critical insights based on science, data, and other available evidence to help you determine how and why a failure occurred. For over 50 years, we've supported clients in navigating complex scientific and engineering challenges by providing the right information to make the right decisions.

Objective analysis for the highest-stakes disputes

We investigate incidents, analyze scientific problems and their implications, and present our expert findings to arbitration and litigation stakeholders. The depth of our analysis is coupled with the ability to clearly explain what happened.

Our Expertise

We have significant experience assisting our clients with failure analysis, international arbitration, product liability, toxic tort, natural resource damage assessments (NRDA), intellectual property, construction defects, contract and patent disputes, personal and premises liability, personal injury, and matters involving agencies such as OSHA, NTSB, EPA, CPSC, and the FDA.

We have testified in state and federal courts across the United States, and in multiple international arbitration, mediation, and intellectual property courts, and other jurisdictions as part of high-profile matters.

Why Did an Automated Manufacturing Machine Fail to Achieve Performance Requirements?
For a designer of automation machinery, we brought together

engineering analysis , quantum analysis , delay analysis

Why Did an Automated Manufacturing Machinery Fail to Achieve Performance Requirements?

A dispute between a designer of automation machinery and a manufacturer of cargo shipping containers resulted in international arbitration.

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What Can We Help You Solve?

When you need an objective understanding of what happened or what went wrong, Exponent can assemble a multidisciplinary team to address your questions, leveraging cross-industry expertise and over 50 years' experience in failure analysis. 

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International Arbitration

Clear Answers for Complex Global Disputes

Exponent's international arbitration experts provide clients with everything necessary to navigate tough, intricate technical disputes in legal forums around the world. Our engineering insights are coupled with a unique ability to convey information clearly for lay audiences — and nowhere else will you find the depth and breadth of multidisciplinary expertise required to seamlessly answer questions involving complex machinery, systems, and construction projects across multiple industries.

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Case Studies

Well-Known Investigations

In the months following the 9/11 World Trade Center disaster, Exponent was retained to conduct a detailed and extensive study of the collapse for each tower and analyze damage to the sub-grade mechanical, electrical, and plumbing infrastructure. And this is just one example of our high-profile, high-stakes work. Over the past 50+ years, we've investigated some of the most well-known disasters and catastrophes around the world.    

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Visual Communication

Storytelling Tools That Power Innovation

Exponent's in-house Visual Communication team supports the work of our experts by creating scientifically accurate animation, graphics, photography, video, laser scanning, and 3D printing. These tools help our clients and their audiences gain a deeper understanding of the technologies they're exploring.

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Testing & Evaluations

Best-in-Class Facilities Meet World-Class Experts

Our multidisciplinary teams of scientists and engineers at Exponent facilities in the U.S., Europe, and Asia are uniquely positioned to provide rapid response, onsite inspections, bespoke testing, and unparalleled scientific analysis, data, and research.

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